Management Support and Core Services

The Management Support and Core Services is responsible for developing the strategic preparation carried out by the Ministry’s senior management and for developing law drafting within the government. The Management Support and Core Services coordinates international affairs, EU affairs and research at the Ministry and communications both at the Ministry and in the administrative branch. Legal revision and internal audit are also responsibilities of the Management Support and Core Services. 

The Management Support and Core Services consists of four units: Management Support, Media and Communications, EU and International Affairs, and Legal Revision and Development of Legislation. Furthermore, the Director of Development and Director of Internal Audit are part of the Management Support and Core Services.

Permanent Secretary Pekka Timonen 

Director of Development Kari Kiesiläinen

Director of Internal Audit Kaisa Sistonen

EU and International Affairs

Head of Unit Eeva Aittoniemi

Management Support

Head of Unit Venla Salmi

Legal Revision and Development of Legislation

Head of Unit Susanna Siitonen

Media and Communications

Head of Unit Katja Huumo